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Russia strikes kill at least 30 jihadists in Syria- ministry

Russia strikes kill at least 30 jihadists in Syria- ministry

Russian air strikes have killed at least 30 jihadists in rebel-held Idlib province in northwestern Syria, the defence ministry said in a statement on Thursday. The strikes, which began on Tuesday, were part of a major operation against jihadists in Idlib and Homs which saw the first missions carried out by Russian warplanes taking off […]

November 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Living like ghosts in the ruins of Syria’s besieged Aleppo

Living like ghosts in the ruins of Syria’s besieged Aleppo

Sep 10, – Even if it were somehow possible to escape eastern Aleppo, Abdullah Shiyani, a 10-year-old boy who dreams of being a doctor, says he wouldn’t leave. It would mean leaving behind too many people who need help. “We have a lot of injured people here,” he told Reuters over the Internet. “Maybe we […]

September 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Raids on Syria’s rebel east Aleppo kill 19 civilians

Raids on Syria’s rebel east Aleppo kill 19 civilians

Aug 16, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes were carried out by either Russian or regime aircraft and that dozens of people were also wounded, some of them critically, in Tariq al-Bab and Al-Sakhur neighbourhoods. Air raids on two rebel-held districts of Syria’s battleground second city Aleppo on Tuesday killed 19 […]

August 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russia raids on IS Syria bastion Raqa ‘kill 30’

Russia raids on IS Syria bastion Raqa ‘kill 30’

Aug 11, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they were killed and dozens of people wounded when 10 Russian raids hit the city and its outskirts. Russian air strikes on the Islamic State group bastion of Raqa in northern Syria on Thursday killed at least 30 people, including 24 civilians, a monitoring group […]

August 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Death toll from Russian air strikes in Idlib climbs to 23- monitor

Death toll from Russian air strikes in Idlib climbs to 23- monitor

May 31, – The Observatory said the air strikes targeted a number of positions in the city, one of them next to a hospital. Seven children were among the dead, Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman said. The toll was likely to rise with scores of injured, mostly civilians, in a critical condition. At least 23 people […]

May 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suspected Russian air raids kill 10 Syrian civilians- monitor

Suspected Russian air raids kill 10 Syrian civilians- monitor

Jan 31, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said three children were among those killed in the raids on Al-Hisan in the western part of the province. Suspected Russian air strikes killed at least 10 civilians Saturday in a village held by the Islamic State group in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, […]

January 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

Jan 21, – Insurgents in the west are being hit harder, while in eastern and central parts of the country, Islamic State is also under military pressure and is cutting fighters’ pay as its oil-smuggling operations are hit by plunging prices. Four months of Russian air strikes in Syria are taking their toll on rebel […]

January 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Two months of Russia raids in Syria kill 1,500- monitor

Two months of Russia raids in Syria kill 1,500- monitor

Nov 30, – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Russian raids that began September 30 have killed 419 Islamic State group fighters as well as 598 from Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and other rebel groups. Russian air strikes in support of the Syrian government have killed more than 1,500 people, a third of them […]

November 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Russian jets hit 472 targets in Syria in past two days

Russian jets hit 472 targets in Syria in past two days

Nov 23, – “In 141 combat sorties in the past two days, warplanes of the Russian airforce struck 472 terrorist targets in the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Raqa and Deir Ezzor,” the Russian defence ministry said in a statement. Moscow on Monday said its warplanes had hit 472 targets in war-torn […]

November 23, 2015 | By | Reply More